Are you interested in the history of London or just small parts of it?  Then get involved and contribute!

Add to the Map

Anyone can add to the map. Find out how here.


Layers of London regularly hold pop up events across London. Come along and say hi!

Museum of London - Sat 18th January

London School of Economics - Thurs 30th Jan

Crowd Sourcing Campaigns

Anyone can add content on any theme to Layers of London however, we also run campaigns where we're looking for people to contribute specific content relating to a theme. Our current theme is:

#HistoryOfMySchool - A project for schools of all types to create a Layers' record all about... the history of their school! - More info here


Would you like to share you talents and time with Layers of London? Our volunteers have already  helped community groups, archives and museums  share their history through curating collections  devising and delivering walks, and organising exhibitions.   If you have skills that you could share or would like to learn new ones then let us know.

Current Volunteer Opportunities: 

Recording London's Pubs

Recording ventilation shafts: Inventive Vents (with Our Hut) - Evening workshop

Recording British and Irish Furniture Makers (with BIFMO) Afternoon workshop

Recording British and Irish Furniture Makers (with BIFMO) Evening workshop

Student Placements 

Looking to apply your skills in a practical way?  We tailor placements to your interests and aspirations to produce work that will be published on Layers of London. Students will be given their own project and you can see some examples below:

Feminist History in the East End

London's Inner Ring Road 

St.Clement Danes 1660-1800

We are currently looking for a placement to record British & Irish Furniture Makers from 1840-1914. More details here: BIFMO placement